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When Is It Safe For My Baby To Sleep With A Blanket
After he's a baby: I recommend going without for as long as possible. Your baby doesn't need a blanket. It has been recommended to not use a blanket until 12 months of age because at 12 months the risk of sids is greatly diminished. I recommend waiting until closer to 2 years old if you want to introduce a blanket into the bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical mobility: When a kid can pull to stand in his/her crib, the chance they would suffocate in bed linen is negligible. Before then, i would consider it an invitation for trouble. Removing swaddling blankets, which are meant to help a newborn settle, should be accomplished before a month of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for babies to sleep or nap while someone is baby wearing them (in Moby, Ergo, ring sling, etc) assuming you're doing it properly?
Yes: It is safe as long as it is used properly and their airway is free and clear. In other countries, babies are "worn" by a mother 24/7! ...Read more
No, it is not safe!: Infants should not sleep in "Baby Swings", or "Rock n' Play" by Fisher Price. The best way to prevent "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" is to place infants on their back, which also encourages normal physical and motor development. They should sleep on a firm, flat surface. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I have no problems with this.Get a more detailed answer ›
My infant has a mild case of acid reflux. Is it safe to let her sleep regularly in a rocker sleeper due to its incline?
Yes: Absolutely. Babies need this kind of so called non-nutritive sucking as a way to self console. They need to be able to breathe through their little noses so if they have nasal obstruction, as from a cold, it could make it hard with a pacifier in place. In this case, talk to your doc about salt water nose drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for baby to sleep with me in my bed? I'm healthy and don't drink or take medications but am overweight and extremely sleep deprived.
It isn't : Recommended because it can be a cause of infant deaths. ...Read more
No: The crib death rate for side sleepers is almost as bad as those who sleep on their belly.Sand bags or other devices designed to position babies on their side do not work. After the kid starts to roll over, i don't roll them back. However, i put them down on their back until a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: And depends how old. If it is a baby it is best to keep him in a play yard or crib, if it is a child who is used to a bed it should be fine as long as it does not deflate. Always put a cotton sheet on it, so you child won´t get to hot. ...Read more
When they can roll: When babies can roll over, and do it well from front to back, it is safe for them to sleep on their bellies because they can push themselves over if they need. Of course, when they can roll from front to back and they go to their bellies on their own, it is beyond your control! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Make sure it is safe and the appropriate size for your baby. Check the mattress, as many models of travel cribs provide a very thin one. Many online vendors sell the thicker travel crib mattresses that may be more comfortable for your baby. Avoid anything else in the crib like pillows, blankets a baby may become entangled in and toys. Check always for recalls and safety issues with your crib. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: I'm guessing from the question that there is a lot of anxiety about leaving your children alone in general. Children are safe to sleep alone largely from birth, as long as the crib is empty of all items and set up right. Certainly by 6 mo, the academy of pediatrics says childr en can sleep completely unsupervised. By 4 years, this is a personal and cultural decision, not a safety decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My partner is a 50 yr old male with good health that takes no medication. He has chronic sleep issues, is it safe for him to take Ambien (zolpidem) every night?
Ambien (zolpidem): Nope. Not at all. This highly addicting and dangerous medication does not provide good restorative sleep. It is something that knocks a person out but does not allow all the necessary stages of sleep. Think of the drug that killed michael jackson. The same principles apply. Ambien (zolpidem) will knock one out but cause brain disease over time given the lack of good sleep. ...Read more
No: The great wisdom of soloman was expressed in the bible after a woman had "overlain" her infant & stole a baby to replace it. Though comforting to babe (who would like to be back in the womb) or mom (who loves being a needed). The danger is the same now as then. Babies die every year from this practice. They leave the womb with great potential & can learn to sleep alone if you let them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: I cannot think of any problems with this although it may not be very comfortable for you. You will not break anything if you sleep on your back if that is what you are asking. If you have a large hump, this may cause your neck to sink to an excessive degree on the pillow and give you neck pain. You should make sure that your neck is level with your chest of perhaps even a little higher. ...Read more
Quiet motor sound ok: Babies will often sleep better if there is a continuous motor sound as it blocks more erratic noise, as long as it is not too loud, which could affect hearing When you refer to "on the hairdryer sound," it is not clear where you planned to put the hairdryer and I am concerned more about burns and hot air blowing, etc or whether the hairdryer will overheat and become a fire hazard. ...Read more
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